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Paterson question
« on: July 17, 2021, 09:06:15 AM »
I am looking at/watching a Paterson on an auction site. The pictures show the barrel markings like the originals.....Patent Arms Mfg. Co, etc.. the seller states there are no maker's marks to be seen in the gun. The pictures also show the trigger NOT retracted fully when the hammer is down. So, does anyone have a guess as to the maker? Also, is the trigger a problem? Thanks.

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Re: Paterson question
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2021, 11:08:27 AM »
I remember reading that Colt did a small run of them. A deluxe and a standard if my memory serves me. I'd venture to say they were made by Uberti.
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Re: Paterson question
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2021, 11:33:45 AM »
The trigger does not retract automatically,  it must be pushed up until it latches.  It could be the seller didn't store the trigger before taking photos.

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Re: Paterson question
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2021, 12:17:01 PM »
Thanks guys for that info. I'm actually watching 2 guns, this one has an extra cylinder and 2 barrels....9"and 12". The other is a Pietta with a loading tool.

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Re: Paterson question
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2021, 12:24:31 PM »
I remember reading that Colt did a small run of them. A deluxe and a standard if my memory serves me. I'd venture to say they were made by Uberti.
Dave, would this be considered a 2nd generation percussion Colt, serial numbered from the initial production run? The reason I ask is this one is number 4XX

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Re: Paterson question
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2021, 12:30:15 PM »
I remember reading that Colt did a small run of them. A deluxe and a standard if my memory serves me. I'd venture to say they were made by Uberti.
Dave, would this be considered a 2nd generation percussion Colt, serial numbered from the initial production run? The reason I ask is this one is number 4XX


Hmmm. That's a good question Em. Let me see if I can find that info I read.
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Re: Paterson question
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2021, 12:32:45 PM »
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Re: Paterson question
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2021, 02:27:58 PM »
Very useful Dave, thank you!

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Re: Paterson question
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2021, 02:30:26 PM »
You got it Em.

I have a Dennis Adler book with a lot of information about Paterson clones. I'll dig through it later when I get back from my mom's house, and post what I find.
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